Leaving the ownership of the players in the All Star in the hands of the popular vote can bring surprises. Occur in times of Yao Ming, when thanks to his compatriots the pvot was always among the most voted for the All-Star Party. It deserved to play it, because its quality was undeniable. Another thing is that he earned the right to be a starter even ahead of Shaquille O’Neal, as it happened in some edition. Asians also voted en masse for Tracy McGrady, his partner in the Rockets.
Keeping our distance, something similar has been experienced during the voting for the next All Star to be held in Cleveland on February 20. The beneficiary has been Andrew Wiggins, eaves of the Warriors, whose statistics are the worst of the 10 chosen. His 18.1 points, 4.2 rebounds and 2.0 assists They are not bad at all and their game has been remarkable so far this season, but in no case superior to that of others they have overtaken, such as Rudy Gobert y Karl-Anthony Towns.
Wiggins had the support of BamBam, a famous singer who since January 8 has been the global ambassador of the Warriors. Kunpimook Bhuwakul, 24 year old tailands settled in South Korea, is a K-Pop celebrity and group member Got7, with great success among teenagers. He has 9.6 million followers on Twitter and 15.5 on Instagram.. A message from him spreads at full speed through social networks.
The most moved message on social networks
And that’s what happened with one I wrote supporting Wiggins’ candidacy for All Star. The same day his deal with the Warriors was announced, he campaigned for the small forward. Your message reached 68,000 likes, almost 37,000 retweets and was quoted 3,000 times. Each of those acts was counted as a vote. According to SFGate, it is the most attention a single tweet has received in support of an NBA player for the All-Star Game.
Without Wiggins’ good season, his presence in the All Star would have been impossible, but having a powerful ally has come in handy And maybe it made a difference.